NM: Helpful Services For Veterans
There are a number of facilities that have been instated for vets of the U.S. armed forces. An updated list of the facilities in New Mexico is located here.
Weitz & Luxenberg is known for spearheading asbestos cases, having won a historic consolidated trial in 1991 in regards to men who had worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s and 1950s.
Weitz & Luxenberg represented 36 clients in that case and was awarded $75 million. Another case yielded a $64.65 million award for four asbestos plaintiffs in 1996 (NY, docket # 10893/95), and, in 2002, the firm won a $53 million verdict in New York for a brake mechanic suffering with mesothelioma (docket No. 12658-00). Weitz & Luxenberg has recovered hundreds of millions more for its clients, many of whom formed the hub of the successful Allied war effort in WWII.
Asbestos is a mineral. It is composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metals. Fibers made of asbestos are tough, flexible and will not burn. Asbestos also insulates very well and doesn't break down easily. Other asbestos uses include older plastics, paper products and floor tiles. Commonly, asbestos fibers are mixed with a material that holds them together, producing asbestos containing material, otherwise known as ACM. Several industrial products are created with ACM, like sealants, cement pipe and insulation.
Large amounts of individuals fulfilled their duty to the armed forces and were exposed to asbestos for much of their lives not realizing that this could one day lead to the dangerous disease: mesothelioma.
Exposure to asbestos can significantly affect your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and wants to help. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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